Patents by Inventor David J. Losos

David J. Losos has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10166415
    Abstract: A system includes a carrier system adapted to be worn by a user and to support at least one of a plurality of differently sized tanks of breathing gas, a bracket connector attached to the carrier system, and a plurality of brackets. The carrier system may, for example, be part of a breathing apparatus such as a self-contained breathing apparatus. Each of the plurality of brackets has a different configuration. Each of the plurality of brackets is attachable to an associated one of the plurality of differently sized tanks and to the bracket connector. For each one of the plurality of brackets, an assembly that includes the one of the plurality of brackets and the associated one of the plurality of differently sized tanks, when attached to the bracket connector, positions the associated one of the plurality of differently sized tanks in a predetermined manner relative to the carrier system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MSA Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Marco Tekelenburg, David J. Losos, Bryan J. Peoples
  • Patent number: 9943711
    Abstract: A tank attachment arrangement for a self-contained breathing apparatus having at least one tank, including: a base member having a saddle portion comprising a contact side having at least one contact member directly or indirectly attached thereto, the at least one contact member configured to contact a surface of the at least one tank; and at least one tank retainer arrangement configured to retain the at least one tank with respect to the base member; wherein the at least one contact member includes at least one sloped portion to facilitate engagement or disengagement of the at least one tank with the tank attachment arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MSA Technology, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Losos, Stephen J. Denninger
  • Patent number: 9586065
    Abstract: An SCBA backpack for air cylinders includes a chassis with a cradle receiving arrangement and a tank cradle for holding at least one air cylinder, wherein the tank cradle is removably secured to the chassis. Such an arrangement permits a variety of different tank cradles that may secure one or more cylinders but that are still compatible with a common backpack chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MSA Technology, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Losos, Bryan J. Peoples
  • Patent number: 9220333
    Abstract: An adjustable lumbar support for mounting upon the chassis of a backpack has a lumbar support pad and a slider assembly slidably attaching the lumbar support pad to the chassis. The assembly has a locking slider that, together with the support pad, is indexable to at least two different positions along the chassis. A backpack may have such an adjustable lumbar support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MSA Technology, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Losos, Stephen J. Denninger
  • Patent number: 9199103
    Abstract: A fall protection arrangement including a rotatable hub and a lifeline having a first end attached to the hub and a second end for removable attachment to a user, an engagement mechanism to prevent rotation of the hub upon activation, and a braking arrangement to brake the payout of the lifeline during a fall event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: MSA Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell H. Hetrich, David J. Losos
  • Publication number: 20150151146
    Abstract: A system includes a carrier system adapted to be worn by a user and to support at least one of a plurality of differently sized tanks of breathing gas, a bracket connector attached to the carrier system, and a plurality of brackets. The carrier system may, for example, be part of a breathing apparatus such as a self-contained breathing apparatus. Each of the plurality of brackets has a different configuration. Each of the plurality of brackets is attachable to an associated one of the plurality of differently sized tanks and to the bracket connector. For each one of the plurality of brackets, an assembly that includes the one of the plurality of brackets and the associated one of the plurality of differently sized tanks, when attached to the bracket connector, positions the associated one of the plurality of differently sized tanks in a predetermined manner relative to the carrier system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES COMPANY
    Inventors: MARCO TEKELENBURG, DAVID J. LOSOS, BRYAN J. PEOPLES
  • Publication number: 20150144137
    Abstract: A tank attachment arrangement for a self-contained breathing apparatus having at least one tank, including: a base member having a saddle portion comprising a contact side having at least one contact member directly or indirectly attached thereto, the at least one contact member configured to contact a surface of the at least one tank; and at least one tank retainer arrangement configured to retain the at least one tank with respect to the base member; wherein the at least one contact member includes at least one sloped portion to facilitate engagement or disengagement of the at least one tank with the tank attachment arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: David J. Losos, Stephen J. Denninger
  • Publication number: 20150144674
    Abstract: An SCBA backpack for air cylinders includes a chassis with a cradle receiving arrangement and a tank cradle for holding at least one air cylinder, wherein the tank cradle is removably secured to the chassis. Such an arrangement permits a variety of different tank cradles that may secure one or more cylinders but that are still compatible with a common backpack chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: David J. Losos, Bryan J. Peoples
  • Publication number: 20150144675
    Abstract: An adjustable lumbar support for mounting upon the chassis of a backpack has a lumbar support pad and a slider assembly slidably attaching the lumbar support pad to the chassis. The assembly has a locking slider that, together with the support pad, is indexable to at least two different positions along the chassis. A backpack may have such an adjustable lumbar support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: David J. Losos, Stephen J. Denninger
  • Publication number: 20110278095
    Abstract: A fall protection arrangement including a rotatable hub and a lifeline having a first end attached to the hub and a second end for removable attachment to a user, an engagement mechanism to prevent rotation of the hub upon activation, and a braking arrangement to brake the payout of the lifeline during a fall event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Mitchell H. Hetrich, David J. Losos